Something from Thimbleberries

I checked in on Thimbleberries website the other day and discovered that Lynette Jensen is posting free patterns for a year of tea towels.  The months for January, February and March are already posted.  She recommends fabric applique that is fused onto the tea towel.  I chose to go with wool and a hand buttonhole stitch in #8 black pearl cotton.  She recommends machine stitching.  Also, I didn't care for her March bunny, so I drew my own.  You know how it is, we just have to change things.  But, anyway, it was very nice of her to post the patterns and it is a fast, fun project to look forward to this year.  Making miniature quilts is pretty intense and demanding and a project like the tea towels is sort of a relief from such precise work.  When I decided to do this little project the other day, I went to the Craft Cupboard in Middlefield, Ohio.  As luck would have it, the owner had just gotten in a bolt of fabric that she ordered for dish towels!  It is heavier than quilters' cottons and is 60" wide.  Perfect for my purposes!  So you can get a piece 29 long, cut it in thirds width-wise and ta-da - three months worth of projects. 
Till next time.......


Jill said…
The towels are great. I have been to a quilt shop just north of Middlefield. I am not sure if it was the Craft Cupboard or not. I have been to Middlefield Cheese many times. We will drive out there sometimes when we go camping. Love going to the Amish furniture stores there, as well.

Thanks for all the information on hexagons. I am going to tackle those some day. I think I would prefer piecing them (as you do), not English paperpiecing.
Have a great day.
Karen said…
I agree. I like your rabbit shape much better.
Your tea towels are charming, Sheila! I must make some of my own one of these days. Thanks for letting us know about the Thimbleberries free patterns.

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